Data Assimilation Research Team

Data Assimilation Research Team was launched in October, 2012, in RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), conveniently located in the beautiful and historic city of Kobe. RIKEN is known as the flagship research institution in Japan. On April 1, 2018, RIKEN AICS was renamed RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS). R-CCS is operating the world's leading supercomputer "Fugaku", and also has a strong Research Division. R-CCS takes the lead in advancing the computational science and aims to be an international center of excellence for computational science in collaboration with a wide range of research organizations. R-CCS integrates the computer science and computational science to conduct most advanced research and development of a wide range of applied scientific computation, as well as of high performance computing technologies.

Data assimilation (DA) is a cross-disciplinary science to synergize computer simulations and real-world data, using statistical methods and applied mathematics. As computers become more powerful and enable more precise simulations, it will become more important to compare the simulations with actual observations. DA Team performs cutting-edge research and development on advanced DA methods and their wide applications, aiming to integrate computer simulations and real-world data in the wisest way. Particularly, DA Team tackles challenging problems of developing efficient and accurate DA systems for "big simulations" with real-world "big data" from various sources including advanced sensors. The specific foci include 1) theoretical and algorithmic developments for efficient and accurate DA, 2) DA methods and applications by taking advantage of the world-leading supercomputer and "big data" from new advanced sensors, and 3) exploratory new applications of DA in wider simulation fields. These advanced DA studies will enhance simulation capabilities and lead to a better use of high-performance computers.

Group Photo

Team members

September 10, 2020 at Zoom

Working with us

Please contact us if you are interested in working on cutting-edge data assimilation research.

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Data Assimilation Research Team

7-1-26, Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) Data Assimilation Research Team

E-mail: da-team-desk(please remove here)

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